ECLIPSE 2017 & the state of things …



Celestial stirrings filled the air
Darkness is coming, you best beware.
Moon between our earth and sun
Blocking light, are we undone?
No peeking, no solar glass hardware.

Eclipse, eclipse, hurry now, ready
Helter-skelter, stay focused–steady
Start your list: solar glasses
Almost sold in all classes,
I must have some, said stubborn Freddie!

NO light–Becoming night in daytime!
Who’ll behold our truths, through day’s dark slime?
Who’ll guide where our guidance flails?
Shed light on woeful dark tales,
Freddie in day’s dark, erase the grime.

©2017 Michelle Kogan

Wishing all a safe and intriguing eclipse!

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: and her website:
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